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Blue Jays Sign Short-Lived Royals Reliever Aaron Laffey

The Toronto Blue Jays have announced the signing of two relievers to the ML roster in the hopes of rounding out the bullpen in former Ranger Darren Oliver and former Indians/Yankees/Royals reliever Aaron Laffey.

Shi Davidi reports, “In a combined 47 games of relief for the Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees last year, Laffey was 3-2 with a 3.88 ERA over 53.1 innings. Lefties batted .242 against him while righties hit him at a .358 clip. The Blue Jays will give him an opportunity to compete for a spot in the starting rotation at spring training – Laffey was a starter during his first three big-league seasons – but he may end up back in the bullpen.”

The Royals signed Laffey after the season ended on October 11 and then was let go on December 12 and was definitely expendable after the Royals signed Jonathan Broxton and Jose Mijares for the bullpen.